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Family friendly safaris in East Africa

Safari in East Africa with Eco-resorts.amilies are welcome at almost all destinations in Kenya, although age limits apply in certain destinations. On the family friendly safaris, lodges and regions, we have placed the following symbol to help you identify the family-friendliness of the place.

This is the Family-friendly icon: so wherever you see this symbol, it is family friendly!

 

Family Guidelines

Here are some guidelines for bringing your family on safari:

  • Children are well loved in the African tribal cultures, and happily accepted at most lodges. However, The Ark, Treetops and Mountain Lodge only accept children over 8 years old.

  • Malaria is prevalent in some parts of East Africa. We recommend that all children traveling to East Africa are 3 years or older, and therefore old enough to take a regular malaria pill.

  • Some safaris involve driving in a mini-bus for 6-8 hours at a time, on dusty, bumpy roads. In national parks, the children cannot get out of the vehicle to walk, due to the wild animals nearby. We therefore recommend that families either fly between regions and camps, or stay longer in fewer places, to avoid the long drives from one camp to another.

  • If you do have a long drive from one camp to another, we recommend that you bring lots of coloring books and reading books to keep the children entertained!

  • Dehydration is a common cause of stomach upset in children. We recommend that everyone in the family drinks at least 4 liters of non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated drinks per day, to avoid dehydration.

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